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Old 04-02-2017, 05:43 PM
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Crumpton T5 superlight

Here is my new Crumpton T5.

I had traded for a used crumpton Sl and after loving the ride I decided to get into Nick's que to get one that fit a little more properly. Nick was great to work with and I think it turned out great.

Im only a couple rides in but I am really impressed at how smoothly the bike rides. The handful of carbon super bikes Ive ridden come across as chattery over the rough stuff. still doesnt move around at high speeds but no way I'd guess the bike is as light as it is. As pictured it is right at 14lbs. With a lighter wheelset it would be no problem getting it into the 13lb range without too much weight weenie exotica

Here is the spec:
Pro vibe bar, stem and tharsis post
DA 9000 di2 group
EE brakes
Cane Creek 110 headset
King threaded BB (Nick bonds titanium threads so no press fit here)
King R45 hubs laced to Enve 4.5 wheels
FMB competitions 25mm
Speedplay X1
Selle Italia SLR carbon saddle
Arundel Mandible cages
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:56 PM
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absolutely wonderful! looks like a nice weight without any fancy fairwheel-type parts.

how's the new pro vibe stuff? i thought the stem included a proprietary top cap.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:05 PM
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I'm really hooked on the pro stuff.
This is the older puzzle piece stem so a usual topcap.
The new stem would be nice since I think you could use it with the new bar and bar end junction mount to hide the wires. I haven't seen a bar with the compatible holes in a shape I like so I'm sticking with these for now.
The seatpost is very nice: easy to adjust and holds the battery nice and steady. I have the same one on my mtb but it is a tank compared to a axlightness or some such thing. If I really wanted to I could get this thing down to a silly weight but I don't like creaks or bikes that are too fussy. Built more to be a grab it and go bike
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:18 PM
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Wow.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:21 PM
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that is a beautiful bike. tell us more about those brakes.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:54 PM
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Wow.
same. speechless.
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Old 04-02-2017, 07:41 PM
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your bikes always look "oh-so-right" but this one is special
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:47 PM
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What a beautiful machine--there is something about the design and execution in his bikes that sets them apart visually. Nothing extreme, but everything just as it should be.

I can only hope that the day arrives when I can comment on the ride characteristics of his bikes as well . . .

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:53 PM
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That's a really sweet bike!!! Nick does wonderful work!
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:21 PM
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clean & simple. a high class go-to bike!
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:23 PM
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Well, that certainly doesn't suck.
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:21 PM
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damn... one day.. one day!!
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:50 PM
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:13 PM
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Congrats..I know you were mulling that for awhile and great to see it come in.
Really like how it came out...nice touch on the king gold bits.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:43 PM
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Thanks everyone. I really struggled on the paint on this one. I wanted to show off Nick's handiwork but a bare carbon frame is just too industrial for me. The bare panels and the inside of the fork/chainstays just give you just enough of the carbon look. The pictures have a hard time picking up just how deep the gloss is on the white but it really pops.

This is my second set of eebrakes on a bike. I am a big fan. Ive had a set on my SV for the last 6 months. I feel like they have more range of modulation than the excellent da9000 calipers. I cant really speak to ultimate stopping power since I live in florida but the ability to make slight adjustments at speed in a large group is really good. Compared to other lightweight brakes Ive used, these aren't finicky and hold their adjustment. I find the toe in on the pads a little tough to set up but once that's done, the rest of the setup is straight forward. Pad swap are almost too easy and I was nervous the first time I did it but I haven't lost a pad yet.
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